Soldiers, sugar, and seapower : the British expeditions to the West Indies and the war against revolutionary France

Michael Duffy

This is the first full-scale examination of the politics, economics, adminstration, and execution of the expeditions to the West Indies which were mounted by the British against the French during the Revolutionary Wars. Hitherto these have been regarded as a side-show to the campaigns that were taking place in Europe; but the author, emphasizing the importance of the Caribbean in the Atlantic economy of the late eighteenth century, explains them as a bid for decisive supremacy in the battle for trade, seapower, and the sinews of war. Britain committed tens of thousands of soldiers to the struggle, while France retaliated by inciting colonial rebellion in a war which changed the future of the Caribbean, altered European attitudes to negroes, and enabled Britain to sustain its war effort in Europe. Soldiers, Sugar, and Seapower sets the West Indies expeditions in their proper place as one of the most difficult and dangerous wars in British history, and places the fighting in its political, economic, and logistical context.

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書名 Soldiers, sugar, and seapower : the British expeditions to the West Indies and the war against revolutionary France
著作者等 Duffy, Michael
出版元 Clarendon Press
Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 viii, 420 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0198229658
NCID BA03494567
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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